Thursday 8 December 2016

Extraordinary pictures as 9,000 people evacuated after massive fire at Madrid tyre factor

Published 13/05/2016 | 18:45

Emergency workers stand next to a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
Emergency workers stand next to a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
Workers watch as smoke billows from a fire in Sesena, central Spain, Friday, May 13, 2016. A massive fire is raging at a sprawling tire dump in a town near Madrid, sending a spectacular cloud of thick black smoke into the air that's visible for at least 30 kilometers (20 miles)
A car drives past burning tyres in Sesena, central Spain, Friday, May 13, 2016. A massive fire is raging at a sprawling tire dump in a town near Madrid, sending a spectacular cloud of thick black smoke into the air that's visible for at least 30 kilometers (20 miles)
Emergency workers stand next to a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
Firefigthers walk amidst smoke during a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
An emergency car stands near a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
A firefigther walks amidst smoke during a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
An helicopter prepares to throw water over a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
Firefigthers walk amidst smoke during a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
An helicopter throws water over a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
Emergency workers stand next to a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
An helicopter throws water over a fire at a tire dump near a residential development in Sesena, south of Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2016
Billowing black smoke rises from behind large housing blocks in Sesena, central Spain, Friday, May 13, 2016
Four women walk with masks in front of billowing black smoke from a huge fire in Sesena, central Spain, Friday, May 13, 2016

Nine thousand people living in a sprawling apartment complex close to a raging tyre dump fire in a town near Madrid have been ordered to leave their homes.

  • Go To

The Castilla-La Mancha regional government tweeted on Friday evening that around 8,000 apartment residents in Sesena had already left as thick black smoke poured out from the fire, which started before dawn.

The government said ambulances were being sent to the complex to help residents with health problems who could not leave on their own.

No one has been injured in the fire, which authorities believe was intentionally set.

Its billowing black smoke was visible from Madrid, more than 30 kilometres (19 miles) away.

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in World News